The Trevor Project is proud and excited to welcome Amy Loudermilk, MSW as our new Associate Director of Government Affairs. We interviewed Amy to learn more about her and her goals for Trevor’s advocacy efforts.
1. What is Trevor Advocacy focusing on in the new year?
From making sure gender identity and sexual orientation demographic questions are included on key national youth studies, to pushing for an end to conversion therapy once and for all, to creating a ground-breaking model policy on suicide prevention for college and universities – we’re doing it all and looking forward to the results!
2. What inspires you about The Trevor Project?
When I was growing up Trevor didn’t yet exist, so I’m proud and humbled that as an adult I can work for an organization that could have radically changed the path of many of my friends. It may sound trite but in a way I’m so proud to be “creating that change I wish to see in the world,” and being a part of supporting today’s youth absolutely amazes and inspires me.
3. What are you most looking forward to accomplishing at The Trevor Project?
I’d love to see conversion therapy banned across the U.S., and to bring suicide prevention policies to schools within many of the southern/western states that have high suicide rates and a lack of resources.
Are you ready to join Trevor’s policy initiatives this year and help LGBTQ youth in crisis? Then sign-up on our Trevor Advocacy Center, where you can find and contact your elected officials to let them know what they can do to prevent suicide and save young lives. Every voice matters as we work to create a safer world for the youth that Trevor serves. Thank you for becoming a part of the solution!
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